Competition to find "redneck yacht" overrun

You might think marketing an event at local rednecks could produce an adverse reaction.

Not so with the Savannah Boat Show in the US, where organisers got it plumb right with a contest to find the best “redneck yacht”.

The contest was overrun with entries and visitor numbers at the show boomed.

Votes were cast online, with the winner taking home an outboard-powered Carolina skiff with the outboard cover autographed by country music star Craig Morgan (pictured).

And Craig himself was on hand to explain first hand what exactly a redneck yacht is, through his popular song Redneck Yacht Club.

Here are the lyrics:

“I’m meeting my buddies out on the lake
We’re headin out to a special place
We love that just a few folks know
There’s no signing up, no monthly dues
Take your Johnson, your Mercury or your Evinrude and fire it up
Meet us out at party cove
Come on in’ the waters fine
Just idle on over and toss us a line
(Chorus:)
Basstrackers, bayliners and a party barge
Strung together like a floating trailer park anchored out and getting’ loud
All summer long side by side, there’s five houseboat front porches astroturf, lawn chairs and tiki torches
Regular Joes rocking the boat, that’s us
The redneck yacht club
Bermudas, flip-flops and a tank top tan
Popped his first top at 10am, that’s Bob
He’s our president
We’re checking out the girls on the upper deck rubbin’ in 15 spf It’s hot
Everybody’s jumpin’ in
Later on when the sun goes down
We’ll pull out the jar and the old guitar
And pass ’em around
(Repeat chorus)
When the party’s over and we’re all alone
We’ll be making waves in a no wake zone
(Repeat chorus)”